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Social Justice Conference

Former Public Protector Prof Thuli Madonsela and Judge John Hlophe, the Judge President of the High Court of Cape Town, will be delivering keynote addresses at South Africa’s first Social Justice Conference on the 6th and 7th of March at Nelson’s Wine Estate, Paarl. The conference is part of a groundswell of support for mediation and other alternative forms of dispute resolution, which is making justice more affordable and accessible to many South Africans.

The conference will be of interest to both professionals and private citizens who would like to be peace makers or who have an interest to find out more about alternative ways of resolving conflict and answering the question: “Who are the collaborators in and across industries and how can we ensure that mediation achieves just outcomes?

Presenters include

  • Prof Alan Rycroft
  • Prof Sonia Human
  • Adv Alan Nelson
  • Dr Lynette Roux
  • Dr Elzabe Durr-Fitschen
  • Dr Zenobia Carolus
  • Bertus Preller
  • Denese Lups
  • Laurie Greyvenstein
  • Prof Rona Newmark
  • Dr Charles Fleandorp
  • Dr Karin Badenhorst

And the following topics will be discussed

  • The key principle of empowerment in Mediation
  • Can mediation produce just outcomes?
  • Child Participation in Parenting Co-ordination: Pro’s and Con’s
  • What are the pitfalls to prevent effective family trusts and how to deal with disputes, deadlocks and disagreements when they arise amongst trustees and beneficiaries
  • The Restorative Justice narrative in the Department of Correctional Services
  • South African Law Reform - The Alternative Dispute Resolution Investigation
  • Community Mediation - Land, Power and Poverty
  • Attorneys - gatekeepers or gateway
  • What is the cost of low integrity in organisations? How should mediators deal with stressful toxic clients?
  • Addiction Recovery from a Family Perspective
  • Hired guns. A Travesty of Justice
  • Workplace Mediation /Labour Relations Act and Future Challenges
  • Mediation Foundation for Peace and Justice – objectives and modus operandi

Dates and times
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at 8.40 to 9.15 - Keynote by Judge President John Hlophe,
Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 15.00 to 16.00 – Closing address by Prof Thuli Madonsela

Registration Deadline
Monday 5th of March by 10.00 am.

Online registration
You can register online by clicking on this link

Nelson Wine Estate, on the R44, Paarl, Western Cape. Find it on Google Maps

For more information contact Danielle at Telephone:021 850 8548, Cell 071 6736 642 or Email

Conference flier 2018 
Social Justice Conference Programme 
Social Justice Conference Media Advisory 
Individual Registration Form
Group Registration Form

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